19-year-old shot to death in the middle of the day in Shively parking lot

Published: Dec. 23, 2012 at 9:48 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM EST
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Police say the victim was in the gray car.
Police say the victim was in the gray car.
The shooting took place around 4:00 Sunday afternoon.
The shooting took place around 4:00 Sunday afternoon.
Kenneth Forbes, Junior (Source: LMDC)
Kenneth Forbes, Junior (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 19-year-old man is dead after a shooting in a parking lot near a busy intersection in Shively.

It happened around 4:00 pm Sunday near in the 4000 block of Dixie Highway near Garr Lane in a parking lot between Beverage World Superstore near Shear Wizardry Hairstyling.

Shively Homicide Detectives say a man in a gray car had pulled up when an altercation took place and the victim was shot at least once.

"We're looking at surveillance video and talking to witnesses and trying to develop a suspect and develop exactly what it was that occurred," said Shively Police Department Sgt. Josh Meyers.

Family members who watched and waited to hear more about what happened talked to WAVE 3.

"He was a nice boy. He stayed at home with his cousins and hung out. He was always at Granny's house. He was a family child. That was his momma's only son," family members who didn't wish to give their names said.

The family had been in church earlier Sunday.

"He had just left momma's house and within five minutes we get a call that he had been shot," a family member said.

"There's nothing at this point to indicate that it was random," Sgt. Meyers said.

It's news that's especially alarming to a family preparing for the holidays, but now must prepare to say goodbye to their loved one.

"It's a cold world. This hasn't ever happened to our family before. No one has ever been gunned down before," a family member said.

Sunday night, the Coroner identified the victim as 19-year-old Kenneth Forbes, Junior. The cause of death was ruled as a gun shot wound to the chest.

Anyone with information can call the Shively Police Department at (502) 448-6181.

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